From Garden City to Edible City

Having spent five years on organic farms in Europe, Bjorn Low founded Edible Gardens, a friendly social enterprise that aims to change the food production landscape in Singapore. He has been using unique techniques such as pop up farms, vertical food walls, and edible landscaping services to facilitate the ecological environment. 

After dabbling several jobs like a cook and camera salesperson, Calvin worked his way up from O&M traffic assistant to the employee of the year within 2 years. He was the first Singaporean CD in Fallon New York and has worked in several Fortune 500 companies. Presently, Calvin is an urban farmer and founder of Ninety Nine Percent, an organization that works with clients who want to integrate consumers into their brand. 

Edible Gardens

“Edible Gardens champions the “Grow Your Own Food” movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore. We want our city to grow food at under-utilized spaces like rooftops and sidewalks. We believe that growing food re-connects urbanites to nature, conserves natural resources, and cultivates a sense of community.

We design, build and maintain food gardens in tropical urban Singapore. Our team has more than 10 years of farming, award-winning design and construction experience. We use sustainable natural growing methods, resource recycling and waste minimisation. Our mantra: Beautiful gardens should be productive too.

We support communities via social projects and public outreach. We believe that every urbanite can have access to fresh produce grown naturally.

Join us in this food movement.”

Click here to visit the website and learn more

Edible “Garden City” Project on Facebook

Monsanto Shareholders Reject GMO Proposal

Oh, gosh, golly, gee-frickin’-whiz!!

Monsanto shareholders voted to do the wrong thing and denied a proposal that would finally force them to admit their GMO crops cause damage and harm to organic farms…who’d have thunk they’d so such a thing?

SL Post Dispatch -

Monsanto shareholders voted down a proposal Thursday that would have forced the biotech seed giant to report on how its genetically modified products might affect organic farmers.

Only 7 percent of votes cast by shareholders were in favor of the proposal, the Creve Coeur-based company said Thursday.

Monsanto had opposed the proposal, which would have required the company to make a report on the financial impact of the unintentional introduction of GMO seeds into organic farms.

In other matters at the company’s annual meeting Thursday, shareholders re-elected four members to three-year terms on Monsanto’s board of directors. Shareholders approved a proposal to phase out the current three-year, staggered terms of directors in favor of annual election of directors. They will serve one-year terms, beginning next year.